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Word Search: Things to See in Yellowstone… (Contest)
Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Cyrus

Wrapping up the story coming to you next Tuesday, I’ll have to say I’ve done as much research into Yellowstone and its surroundings as I have archeological digs in the Yucatan jungle or research facilities situated on an ice floe in the Artic. I hope you have the book pre-ordered, because I think it’s going to be a fun addition to my bounty hunter world. If you haven’t, follow this link: Pre-order Cyrus

I thought all that research might be worth at least a fun puzzle, so here goes…

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift car, solve the puzzle, then tell me what sights you have or would love to see in Yellowstone National Park!

Books coming this month + Open Contests!
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

This month will be a firehose of books coming at you! Yay!

The first two are re-releases of stories in a series of three, and I’m writing the fourth and final book, which comes your way in September. The books are hot—like smutty, erotic hot. If you’re into that, you don’t want to miss them. And who doesn’t like hot firefighters?!

Pre-order your copy!

Pre-order your copy!

Next up, is the first book in the new Montana Bounty Hunters: West Yellowstone series! Cyrus is sexy if a bit, reserved (grumpy). The woman who sets her cap for him will find coaxing him into better humor, and into her bed, quite a challenge.

Cyrus

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Finally, Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology will close out the month! I hope you’ll follow along as we introduce you to the authors who’ve contributed their wonderful stories to this volume! We’re running contests on the Collections website that you won’t want to miss!

Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

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Open Contests

  1. Getting to know Cameron Allie! (CONTEST + 2 FREE Reads!) — 10 Winners! FREE reads for all!
  2. We’re gearing up for the release of Secret Identities! — Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Meet me on the bridge…This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  4. Clear My Bookshelf Giveaway (Contest) — Win a signed book + some hand-painted goodies!
  5. It’s my birthday, but I’m giving away the gift! — Everyone, get your FREE copy. This offer ends soon!
  6. What’s Coming Soon & the Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Orange you glad you stopped by? — Win an Amazon gift card!
  7. June into July (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
June into July (Contest)
Sunday, June 30th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Carol Cox!
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Before I dig into accomplishments and plans, I want to invite you to another website!

The Collections website is where the authors of the anthologies I curate play! We’re getting geared up for the release of our newest collection at the end of July, so in this coming month we’ll spend time introducing you to the authors! There will be contests with things to win. Click on the link to check out the site, and while you’re over there, subscribe to get the postings sent straight to your inbox so you don’t miss a thing! Delilah’s Collections Website

June

Work-related:

  1. I revised the fifth story of my Delta Heat series and published two of them: Twice the Bang and Once is Never Enough.
  2. I’ve revised the first story in the Delta Fire series, Burning Up Memphis, which will be released on July 9th!
  3. I continued work on Cyrus, which is presently scheduled for release on July 23rd!
  4. I completed 3 editing projects for other authors in June and hope to finish another today!
  5. I’ve been editing away on the stories that will be inside Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, coming at the end of July.

Health-related:

  1. I had a slew of doctor’s appointments and follow-up screenings. I saw my VA doctor, who thinks I’m now diabetic, barely. I have some work to do to try to reverse course. I also had a mammogram (it was clear!), a CT of my abdominal aorta (that’s a thing to get checked when you are a certain age—and no issue there), a cancer-screening with the dermatologist (no issues), a lung x-ray (I’m good to go), and bone density imaging. I officially have osteoporosis, now. 🙁
  2. The biggest improvement I’ve made this month is that I quit smoking. Cold turkey.
  3. I did not pay attention to what I put in my mouth. *Sigh*

Happiness-related: 

  1. June was busy for family activities. When I had appointments in the city, we took advantage with shopping sprees and meals out. We’ve had movie nights at home and special meals where everyone participated in the food prep. We are loving our new Blackstone grill.
  2. The pool is still giving us fits. Every chemical known to mankind has been tossed at it, but we still have issue with phosphates and cloudiness.
  3. I finished the #the100dayproject art challenge!
  4. Here are some examples of art projects I completed in June:

July

Cyrus Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

Is that not a yummy array of covers?!

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete writing Cyrus, the first of my new MBH in Yellowstone series, and which I will release on July 23rd!
  2. To complete editing the stories for the upcoming collection—Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology! Plus, get the anthology assembled, formatted and ready for publication on July 30th!
  3. To revise the first two books in my erotic romance series, Delta Fire. I’ll republish two of the stories in July: Burning up Memphis and Hotter with a Pole.
  4. To complete 3 editing projects in July!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To exercise. Still not certain the pool will be under control. But I will walk (counting steps) and make use of my recumbent bike.
  2. To start back on my Weight Watchers diet, because it’s time to get serious! (I say this every month, but I really, really have to do it!)
  3. To reduce salt and processed food, and incorporate foods good for blood pressure (spinach, broccoli, bananas) and my liver (apple cider vinegar, flax seeds, sunflower seeds).
  4. To take my BP every day and log it!
  5. To schedule the last of the health-related appointments I need to wrap up: Eye exam and dental exam.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To fiddle in my art room!
  2. To spend time with the family—movies, flea market adventures, and pool (hopefully)!

Contest

Comment on anything you’ve read in this post. Tell me what you’re doing to make yourself happier and healthier, or tell me what you plan to read in July

Like I said, comment on anything for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Report Card & Open Contests!
Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Last week…

  • I worked on two editing jobs for other authors and finished one. The one that is left is kicking my butt! It’s long and dense (very good story!). I will get to The End!
  • I am working on editing the Secret Identities short stories for the anthology.
  • I took What Happens in Bozeman wide, meaning it’s available on all the usual platforms!
  • We’ve repaired the filter on the pump and are now waiting for everything to be in balance. I’m hoping that in a couple of days the water will be crystal clear and ready for summer now that it’s half-way over!
  • I had two imaging appointments (lung and aortic something-or-other) this week in the city. Both came out clear! No worries! Yay!
  • I finished #The100DayProject challenge!

This next week…

  • I will work on two editing projects for other authors, finishing one!
  • I’ll resume work on Cyrus!
  • I’ll continue editing stories in the Secret Identities anthology. Plus, I’ll work with the authors to organize a promo schedule.
  • I’ll begin working on my short story for SI!
  • I have mammogram and bone density imaging on Monday; plus, a cancer screening with the dermatologist.
  • The pool situation will be settled this week!!!!!
  • I’m restarting Weight Watchers!

Contest

  1. Clear My Bookshelf Giveaway (Contest) — This one ends tomorrow night! Win a signed book & hand painted goodies!
  2. Another Puzzle Day: What is he hunting? (Contest) — This one ends tomorrow night! Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Happy Sewing Machine Day! (Contest) — This one ends tomorrow night! Win an Amazon gift card!
  4. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Shark Movies are Summertime Fun!This one ends tomorrow night! Win an Amazon gift card!
  5. Word Search: Bob Dylan’s Best (Contest) — This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  6. 10 Ways to “Celebrate” International Panic Day + a Puzzle! (Contest)This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  7. Gabbi Powell: Taking A Chance (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  8. Word Search: Favorite International Cuisines (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  9. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Meet me on the bridge… — Win an Amazon gift card!
Report Card & Open Contests!
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Last week…

  • I finished one editing job for another author; plus, I began work on three other projects.
  • I finished revising, formatting, and uploading Twice the Bangwhich releases Tuesday, June 4th.
  • I found art and had covers made for Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology and the Delta Fire series
  • I resumed writing my next MBH release, Cyrus, which is scheduled to release June 25th.
  • I attended a papermaking workshop!

This next week…

  • I will work on three editing projects for other authors, finishing one!
  • Plus, I’ll work on the Secret Identities webpage on the Collections site.
  • I will begin editing the stories in Secret Identities.
  • I will complete revising the last story in the Delta Heat kink series, Once is Never Enough then I’ll format and set it to publish on June 11th.
  • I will continue writing my next Montana Bounty Hunter story, the first in the West Yellowstone office, Cyrus.
  • I will resume creating small art daily for #The100DayProject.

I will find pool time!

Open Contests

  1. Word Search Puzzle: Summer Beach Reads (Contest) — Last day to enter! Win an Amazon gift card!
  2. Saturday Puzzle-Contest — Thunderstorms for days… — Last day to enter! Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Anna Taylor Sweringen/Michal Scott: Mary Jane Patterson — First African American Woman to Receive a B.A. (Contest) — This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  4. Clear My Bookshelf Giveaway (Contest) — Win a signed book!
  5. May into June (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  6. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: An Imaginary Friend — Win an Amazon gift card!
May into June (Contest)
Friday, May 31st, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Natalie!
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May

 
 

Work-related:

  1. I revised four of my Delta Heat series stories and published three of them: Five Ways ‘Til Sunday, Fournicopia, A Perfect Trifecta.
  2. I began writing Cyrus, which is presently scheduled for release on June 25!
  3. I completed 6 editing projects for other authors in May.
  4. I found art for my upcoming, soon-to-be-revised Delta Fire series, as well as art for Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, coming at the end of July.

Health-related:

  1. I saw my doctor for a checkup. The bloodwork came back with many improvements! My blood pressure is under control. I still have areas requiring attention.
  2. I spent half of the month with my knee still causing me problems, but it appears to have healed. Just in time for the pool!
  3. I am paying more attention to what I put in my mouth. (That doesn’t mean I’m making better decisions!)

Happiness-related: 

  1. The kids are out of school, and we’ve already put dates on the calendar for activities. The 10-year-old is learning to crochet this summer and has archery classes. The 15-year-old will be taking guitar lessons. We took the entire family to see If in the theaters.
  2. I continued working on the #the100dayproject art challenge but more sporadically as my day job (writing/editing) got more hectic.
  3. I attended a two-day papermaking workshop!
  4. Here are some examples of art projects I completed in May:

 

June

Cyrus
 

For work-related, I plan:

  1. To complete writing Cyrus, the first of my new MBH in Yellowstone series, and which is scheduled for release June 25th.
  2. To complete 5 editing projects in June!
  3. To set up the pre-order and edit the stories in the upcoming collection—Secret Identities: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology!
  4. To finish revising and prepare for publication the last books in my erotic romance series, Delta Heat. I’ll republish two of the stories in June: Twice the Bang and Once is Never Enough.
  5. To find cover art and set up pre-orders for my Delta Fire series. Three books will be revised for republication and the fourth will be written in July!

For health related, I plan:

  1. To swim in my pool every day! (Weather permitting!) Exercise on my recumbent bike when I can’t swim.
  2. To start back on my Weight Watchers diet, because it’s time to get serious!
  3. To reduce salt and processed food, and incorporate foods good for blood pressure (spinach, broccoli, bananas) and my liver (apple cider vinegar, flax seeds, sunflower seeds).
  4. To take my BP every day and log it!
  5. To have follow-up medical appointments, routine/annual things.

For happiness-related, I plan: 

  1. To finish #the100daychallenge. Just 10 pieces to go!
  2. To spend time with the family—movies and pool—now that school is out!

Contest

Comment on anything you’ve read in this post. Tell me what you’re doing to make yourself happier and healthier, or tell me what you plan to read in June

Like I said, comment on anything for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Books for PRE-ORDER! See what’s coming soon! (Contest)
Thursday, May 9th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Kristi Malloy!
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Delta Heat

For those of you who haven’t been following me for a long time, you might not be aware of my earlier, sexier series. One of them was Delta Heat, which followed a group of Memphis police officers while they “helped” each other find their happy-ever-afters in unconventional ways. I began my writer’s journey by writing very sexy books. The Delta Heat books were previously published through Samhain and Entangled, but now that I have the rights back, I dusted them off, revised them, gave them new covers, and I hope to find new readers who will enjoy their adventures. The books will release one book a week, starting next Tuesday, May 14th, and finishing June 11th! If you like a sexier story with BDSM elements, I hope you’ll give them a try! Click on the covers to learn more about the books and how you can pre-order them!

Montana Bounty Hunters: West Yellowstone — Cyrus, Book 1

I don’t know much about this story yet. I’m starting this book this week. If you haven’t taken my poll, where I’m asking readers for input regarding the heroine’s identity, follow this link: Cyrus’s love interest.

Cyrus releases June 25th!

Cyrus

We Are Dead Horse: Built Like Mack, Book 4

I’m far from through with Dead Horse. I might have written the last story about the bounty hunters in Dead Horse, but the town still has so many stories to tell. Next up in the We Are Dead Horse series is Built Like Mack, as in “built like a Mack truck.” Yeah, that’s all I know about this story so far. I tend to “meet” my characters as I write them—kind of like how you do as you “read” them.

Built like Mack releases on August 20th!

Built Like Mack

As you can see, I’m going to be busy this summer! All the books will initially be available only through Amazon so readers who use Kindle Unlimited can get their copies FREE! So, if you’re looking for some books to read over the summer, I have some suggestions… 🙂

Contest

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, tell me whether you’re interested in reading any of these stories. Have you read any of my sexier stories before?